Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
and cambridge university professor emeritus john gurdon are in stockholm to attend the award ceremony on monday. yamanaka said he believes he was able to generate induced pluripotent stem cells or ips cells due to unexpected results from his experiments. >> what i want to say to young scientists is that when you observe unexpected results, that's -- that's the chance for a new breakthrough or for a new discovery. >> the japanese professor said he wants to speed up his research and that his work will eventually benefit hospitals and patients. >> i am on a scientific stream which sir john gurdon started 50 years ago. this stream has not been stopped. so we have to draw into clinics or into patients. >> gurdon said he thought what he started had no obvious value from a therapeutic view point, but he said it was completely transformed by professor yamanaka's discovery and he realized that his field could have enormous therapeutic benefits. >>> in the middle east, more than two weeks have passed since a cease-fire took effect in the gaza strip. now israel and hamas are discussing lifting the economi
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
revenue by reviewing the current tax deduke system. house speaker john boehner has urged the president to compromise. >> our members believe strongly that raising tax rates will hurt the economy. now we need a response from the white house. >> unless the two sides reach an agreement by the end of this year, the automatic tax increases and spending cuts will take effect in the new year. >>> time to get a check on the markets now. the nikkei here in tokyo rose above the key 9,500 level as concerns about the u.s. economy eased. the nikkei index right now trading at 9521, a gain of over .5% from wednesday's close. traders said positive remarks about a fiscal cliff deal by president obama are aiding share prices. i guess port-related issues are leading the gains as the weakening trend of the yen is continuing. so let's take a look at the currency markets. the dollar is higher against the yen. that's on better than expected nonmanufacturing data out of the u.s. 82.40-43. euro/yen, that's in the mid 107 yen levels this thursday morning. taking a look at other markets in the asia-pacific, sout
Dec 6, 2012 7:30am EST
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